With older women looking younger than ever and high school girls looking eerily mature, there’s less clarity than ever before about what’s ‘too young’ or ‘too old’. Are there new rules about what’s appropriate? Are there, perhaps, no rules anymore?
A great cut and colour, no matter what your age, can transcend fashion trends. While many of the traditional ‘rules’ have changed, here are some guidelines to keeping your look ‘age appropriate’, for great hair at any age.
In Your 20s: Have fun
Experiment: Try experimenting with different shades and lengths, but always keep it looking natural and vibrant.
Keep it youthful: Adding texture to shorter looks and layers from the chin down for longer locks creates movement and helps to frame your face.
Protect your hair: Heat styling tools, sun, salt water and late nights can cause hair havoc. Make sure you look after your locks with heat styling products such as L’Oreal Hot styling spray and keep your hair soft and moisturised with products such as L’Oreal Liss Control, L’Oreal Supreme smoothing cream or Kerastase Elixir Ultime.
In Your 30s & 40s: Go for polish
Take time to groom: In your 30’s and 40’s you can’t get away with bed head hair anymore. Keep your hair soft and manageable with products such as Kevin Murphy Young Again and Kevin Murphy Full Again.
Go long… or short: At this age most lengths are flattering. The key is to find a length, which keeps your hair looking healthy while also suiting your face shape and lifestyle.
Keep it natural: A simple trick is to avoid colouring your hair more than two shades darker or lighter than what you were born with. For multifaceted colour, start with a flattering base colour and weave in lowlights one or two shades apart.
In Your 50s & 60s and Beyond: Keep it fresh
Try ‘look-younger’ tricks: Fringes and face framing layers do more than hide forehead lines. They draw attention away from other facial lines and add lift to your face.
You don’t have to chop off your hair: There’s no rule that says you can’t have long locks, but they must be conditioned. Try the Nioxin scalp and hair care system to keep your hair looking full and soft.
Embrace your gray: For blondes, tones such as buttermilk, vanilla, peach and orchid white are fantastic choices. On brunettes tones such as toffee, hazelnut, caramel or cappuccino add a prettiness and flattering softness.
Moisturise: Enhance your colour with an in-salon treatment like Kerastase Fusio Dose. Deep conditioning products such as the Kerastase Age Premium range soften hair and add density.
And remember, rather than subscribing to absolute principles of style according to the fashion world, the bottom line is:
If it doesn’t look good on you, it’s not in style.